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Milton Keynes - 25th July 2020

Mastering Speedlights - Getting Creative

What you will learn

Using speedlights to freeze action

Speedlights with gels

Setting up a strobe effect

The third workshop in our Mastering Speedlights series takes the humble speedlight and shows you how to release it's creative beast.

We'll be using gels and a light blaster. Freezing action and setting up a strobe effect. Don't underestimate these little pocket lights, they punch well above their weight, and won't break the bank.

  • Using speedlights to freeze action
  • Speedlights with gels
  • Speedlights with the LightBlaster
  • Setting up a strobe effect


  • Tea & Coffee
  • Tuition from an award-winning trainer
  • Hands-on practical shoot time to practice and embed your learning
  • Comprehensive course notes

You will need a camera with interchangeable lenses that has a standard hot shoe and can shoot in RAW file format. If you have an early Sony or Minolta DSLR please advise us in advance in order for us to provide a hot shoe adaptor. Also some later Pentax models have a slightly different fitting.

We suggest bringing lenses that cover the following focal lengths, don't worry if you don't have these as you can complete the course with a standard kit lens.

Full Frame Sensors. 24mm - 200mm

APSC 1.5 Crop 18mm - 150mm

MFT 2x Crop 14mm - 100mm

You should be familiar with your camera controls and be able to shoot in manual exposure mode. Manual focussing is not required. Experience with speedlights is not required.

Just a quick note to say the recent night photography workshop that I attended was spot on !

Was it informative ? Yes

Did I learn something ? Yes

Can I transfer what was learnt into practice ? Yes

I will certainly be looking at other workshops in the future.

A highly recommended tutor !!

Brian Harris

I attended a "Speedlights Fast track and The Speedlight Studio", workshop on Monday as I wanted to learn to use my speedlights in more efficient way - and I would like to say what a great trainer Andrew was. He was friendly and welcoming, answered questions, checked your understanding, showed you a range of equipment but did not sell you anything....

I came away having understood a lot more about how I can control light, how lights can be used together and how I don't have to break the bank to achieve the look I want to achieve. I would consider attending another workshop when he is back in Hampshire!

Helen Renouf

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Venue Phone: 01908 410092

Venue Website:

5 Furtho Court, Towcester Road, Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK19 6AN, UK


Saracen House Studio

We’re Milton Keynes’ premier photographic studio facility for hire to photographers, whether amateur or professional.

For those visiting by car, Old Stratford is just off the main A5 dual carriageway that runs from the North to South of Milton Keynes.  We have plenty of private parking in our courtyard right outside the studio entrance.

From the A5 roundabout, head into Old Stratford, on Towcester Road, past the Hyundai Dealer on your left.

Furtho Court is located on the left hand side between Cedar Close and Wharf Close and is opposite Mounthill Avenue.

Upon entering Furtho Court, please park only in the reserved bays for Saracen House, which are situated to the rear of the court.  Additional on-street parking is available in Mounthill Avenue opposite.


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    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm